Del Rio Theater

3300 Atchison Street,
Riverbank, CA 95367

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 25, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Despite its condemnation in 2012, a Google street view dated May, 2018 shows Del Rio building still standing, with its vertical sign intact. It did look vacant at that time, and I’ve found no recent information about it on the Internet. The most recent mention is a March 23, 2016 article in The Modesto Bee. At that time the building had been sold to a Modesto businessman who intended to renovate it for use as an event center. The project had obviously not come to fruition by May this year.

Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 9:38 am

A few 2011 photos can be seen here and here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

An April 9, 2012 article in the Modesto Bee says that the City of Riverbank has condemned the Del Rio Theatre building and it is now vacant. The redevelopment agency that was to have overseen the renovation of the house is near default and will probably be shut down. At this point, it seems unlikely that the Del Rio Theatre will be saved.

kencmcintyre on August 13, 2009 at 6:26 pm

You’re a tough grader. Glad you weren’t at my school.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 13, 2009 at 6:24 pm

I give it a B-. It would have been a B+ but for the claim that Otto Deichmann was “…the foremost theater designer in the west at the time.”

kencmcintyre on August 13, 2009 at 3:33 pm

I thought that was pretty funny too. Even has photos.

kencmcintyre on August 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Here is somebody’s term paper, subject Del Rio Theater:

kencmcintyre on June 26, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Here is a 5/25/09 story about possible demolition from the Modesto Bee:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 19, 2009 at 11:46 pm

That’s supposed to be O.A. Deichmann.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 19, 2009 at 11:42 pm

The June 21, 1947, issue of Boxoffice Magazine said the the new Del Rio Theatre had opened recently. The owner was William Peters, who also owned the El Rey Theatre in Manteca, the Rio Theatre in Ripon, and the Lyric Theatre in Escalon.

The Del Rio had 750 seats, 135 of them loges. The architect was O.E. Deichmann of San Francisco, who also designed the Park Theatre in Menlo Park.

kencmcintyre on June 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Plans are afoot to turn the Del Rio into a community arts center:

EdwardD on October 19, 2006 at 12:53 pm

I went to the Del Rio in the early 70’s. I saw a double feature, John and Mary and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. The admission price was low but you could hear the nearby bowling alley during the movie.